2000-2009

Alana K. Ackels ’06, ’09

Alana K. Ackels has been elevated to partner by Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP. She practices in the firm’s labor, employment and benefits and litigation areas.

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Brittany Teal ’07

Brittany Teal was recognized in the “Outstanding Up-and-Comer” category of the D CEO Magazine Corporate Counsel Awards.

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Virginia DuBose Heckman ’06

Virginia (Ginger) DuBose Heckman has been named to the board of trustees of The Heritage Foundation.

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Carter Hopkins ’04

Carter Hopkins ’04

Carter Hopkins recently published The Lincoln Prophecy, a thriller that features a fictional SMU law professor as the protagonist with much of the action taking place on the Hilltop and around Dallas.

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Jonathan Childers ’02, ’05

Jonathan Childers ’02, ’05

Jonathan Childers, partner, Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst, LLP, has been named a “2016 Lawyer on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer.

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Carl Pankratz ’03, ’06

Carl Pankratz ’03, ’06

Carl Pankratz, vice president of originations, Hunt Mortgage Group, has been honored by the Texas House of Representatives for his service to the City of Rowlett.

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Carolyn Davis ’03

Carolyn Davis was recently appointed the deputy director of the Center for Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

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Scott Davis ’00

Scott Davis has been named chief accounting officer and corporate secretary of Synthesis Energy.

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Matthew Babcock ’08

Matthew Babcock ’08

Matthew Babcock is the author of Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule, a new book published by Cambridge University Press in its Studies in North American Indian History series.

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Desiree Brown ’06, ’10

Desiree Brown, a business architect IV for Fannie Mae (FNMA) in Dallas, celebrated her 10-year anniversary with the company in July 2016. She is responsible for the reporting data and infrastructure for FNMA’s real estate and credit operations.

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